The Effective Employment Background Search You Need to Protect Your Interests
At ISS, we understand employer reluctance to dig too deeply into their potential employees’ pasts. After all, Americans tend to value their privacy, and we pride ourselves on being a nation of second chances. People make mistakes. They make bad decisions. Unfortunately, however, companies cannot always afford to be open-minded about those past mistakes, since every new hire can represent a potential liability concern. To protect your company from potential problems down the line, there are sometimes key facts that you need to know.
The problem is that resumes only tell part of the story, and interviews can often be misleading. By some estimates, more than half of all applicants either omit relevant bad information about themselves or include false information in resumes and interviews. Sometimes they lie to hide previous criminal convictions. Other times, they falsify educational credentials, skills, or experience to better match the job requirements of the position. Some even lie about previous salaries. If your company is not doing background checks on employees, you could be hiring unqualified personnel, criminals, or worse.
How a Comprehensive Pre-Employment Background Check Can Protect Your Company
Pre-employment background checks are vital for ensuring that you know who you’re hiring. ISS background checks can help your company protect its interests and avoid potential liability concerns. For example:
- We can identify undisclosed criminal records that could leave you open to negligent hiring claims. In some instances, your company may even be required to conduct this type of background check.
- Our services can verify resume and interview details to ensure that applicants have provided accurate information about previous employment, salary, educational qualifications, and more.
- We can verify credit histories, past substance abuse, or instances of potential fraud.
- Previous indications of violence in the workplace or other suspicious behavior can be flagged early, to prevent you from making a potential hiring mistake.